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Family: Sphingidae, Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Sphinginae, Latreille, 
Tribe: Sphingini, Latreille, 1802
Genus: Manduca Hubner, 1807 ...........
Species: perplex Rothschild & Jordan, 1910
flies in northern Brazil (specimen type locality); and in Venezuela.
This moth is now considered a synonym of Manduca lucetius.
Manduca perplexa adults fly
Pupae probably wiggle to surface from subterranean chambers just prior to eclosion.
SCENTING AND MATING:
Females call in the males with a pheromone released from a gland at the tip of the
abdomen. Adults take nectar from flowers.
EGGS, LARVAE, PUPAE:
Larva have been reported on
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